Well, that’s enough about cookbooks for now. Prepare Ahead – Christmas Feast – Part Two will hopefully help you to to prepare ahead for your Christmas Feast, this time with nibbles, biscuits, sauces, desserts etc. The more we can prepare ahead, the more relaxed we’ll be on the special day. So back to work. But […]
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The Best Designed Cookbooks in the World? Are you intrigued by the title of this post? The Best Designed Cookbooks in the World? When there are thousands upon thousands of cookbooks being printed every year, who on earth decides which books are the finest? The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards have been compared to the “Oscars” […]
Freeze Ahead Christmas Basics and recipes so that you are relaxed on the big day.
This weekend, as it’s December 1st tomorrow, I’m putting together all my “Prepare ahead for Christmas Food Tips” and some tried and tested recipes that have helped me over the years. For instance, would you believe that nearly 18,000 people from all over the world have read and looked up my recipe for “Forcemeat Stuffing” […]
New Starters for Christmas? I can’t believe it is 29th November. Where has the year gone? For myself, too many trips to hospitals, but the realisation that Christmas is just around the corner comes as welcome relief. We will have nine people around our now highly polished old gateleg table, and I am really enjoying […]
Irresistible Apple Recipe Isn’t it strange that when I was looking for Christmas recipes to make ahead, I just chanced upon this irresistible apple recipe that I, for one, was not able to resist. Why, you ask? Because it looks fairly easy to make, and looks exceptionally ‘yummy’, especially when partnered with thick cream or […]
Too Early for Christmas Recipes? Is it too early for Christmas Recipes? Not in our household this year. Apparently our little house by the seaside in East Yorkshire is going to be slightly overflowing this Christmas, with my two cousins flying in from New Zealand and five members of my family are coming to stay […]
My Special Toad in the Hole How about this! I promised you I would take a picture of my Special Toad in the Hole, if I thought it looked good enough, and here it is. It tasted fantastic and even Erik agreed with me. Not bad for someone with a wonky hand at the moment. […]
Chilly Day Recipes Waking up at 5.30am on a very chilly November morning, I stumbled out of bed, peered through my window and decided to return to bed. But I couldn’t sleep and my mind turned to thinking of chilly day recipes to warm us up on what looked a very grey and grimy day. […]
As we say in Yorkshire, “By ‘eck!”. Yes, it’s been quite a roller-coaster of a year all right. In fact it’s over a year and a half really, but who’s counting? Not me, now I’m back. Back, but with finger’s crossed, because this squashy, strange lump near my collar bone and neck won’t quite disappear […]